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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2012 (Monte Carlo)
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2012 (Monte Carlo)
So yeah, it's nearly time again for the Grand Prix de Monaco 2012!

Here some info's about the event:
Circuit de Monaco

Laps: 78
Direction: Clockwise
Corners: 19
Length 3.340 km / 2.075 mi

First championship race: 1950
First winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo
Lap record 1:14.439 / M. Schumacher / Ferrari / 2004

Local start time 2pm (BST +1)

Slick Pirelli tyre compounds
Super Soft (red markings) & Soft (yellow markings)


DRS zone
Detection: Before final corner, Anthony Noghes (Turn 19)
Activation: Start/finish straight

Note: DRS banned in tunnel for duration of weekend (safety concerns)


FIA driver steward
Nigel Mansell


2011 pole position sitter
Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault

2011 Grand Prix winner
Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault



Circuit changes for 2012

- Various sections of circuit resurfaced to remove bumps, notably at the entrance to the Nouvelle Chicane where both Rosberg and Pérez crashed last year
- Tyre walls replaced by TecPro barriers at Sainte Devote and entry to Swimming Pool Complex
- Wooden planter removed on right-hand side exiting pits, allowing for the Armco to be moved inwards and a straighter line back onto the circuit
- Crane removed from the vicinity of the Nouvelle Chicane, allowing for the barrier to be moved back by 15 metres from the scene of the 2011 Pérez crash
- Special abrasive surface laid in run-off areas of Sainte Devote, Mirabeau and Nouvelle Chicane in order to slow cars down more effectively


Teams info:
Red Bull Racing - RB8 - Renault RS27-2012
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Mark Webber


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 - Mercedes FO 108Z
3 Jenson Button
4 Lewis Hamilton


Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 - Ferrari Type 056
5 Fernando Alonso
6 Felipe Massa


Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W03 - Mercedes FO 108Z
7 Michael Schumacher
8 Nico Rosberg


Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Renault RS27-2012
9 Kimi Räikkönen
10 Romain Grosjean


Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM05 - Mercedes FO 108Z
11 Paul di Resta
12 Nico Hülkenberg


Sauber F1 Team - C31 - Ferrari Type 056
14 Kamui Kobayashi
15 Sergio Pérez


Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR7 - Ferrari Type 056
16 Daniel Ricciardo
17 Jean-Éric Vergne


Williams F1 Team - FW34 - Renault RS27-2012
18 Pastor Maldonado
19 Bruno Senna


Caterham F1 Team - CT01 - Renault RS27-2012:
20 Heikki Kovalainen
21 Vitaly Petrov


HRT F1 Team - F112 - Cosworth CA2012:
22 Pedro de la Rosa
23 Narain Karthikeyan


Marussia F1 Team - MR01 - Cosworth CA2012:
24 Timo Glock
25 Charles Pic


Who will win, who will take pole? Discuss now!
Can't wait for tomorrow, 2 weeks without watching F1 is just too much! And I'm not taking any wild guesses on winners, it's still all to play for for a lot of teams when it comes to winning the race.
I half hope Senna to win, just so we can all see everyone say Maldonado can't drive and we can see how stupid the accusations are!

In realistic terms, Hamilton will be super fast as usual but I expect Schumacher to be somewhere near the front. That is if he doesn't destroy another car infront of him of Mercedes mess up again.
#5 - CSF
Webber or Hamilton I expect. Wildcard... hmmmmmm De La Rosa?

Also I heard it could be a wet weekend. So anyone could win.
#6 - Seb66
I placed bets on Hamilton, so I hope he gets pole and wins Should be quite possible unless he or McLaren cock up.. Which is likely..
#7 - CSF
Wet in quali will probably see him stick it in the wall 2009 style.
I am expecting yet another McLaren cockup...
Kimi or Kobayashi.
Kimi.
I'm gonna throw up Alonzo for the win, based on his relatively good qualifying recently and Ferrari's awesome starts.
The weather forecast suggests there might be some rain during quali and race, could that mean Schumi's big comeback?
Quote from Mustafur :I speak for everyone when I say please don't try to predict.

At least not another person that when race falls seems to think Schumacher is just going to win indefinitely and it never happens, and never will.
Quote from BlueFlame :At least not another person that when race falls seems to think Schumacher is just going to win indefinitely and it never happens, and never will.

Quoted purely because I want to laugh at you should it happen.

Alonso or Hamilton are my favourites but one of the Lotus' or a Williams could be a dark horse. If it's wet that would be awesome.
Quote from vipex123 :Quoted purely because I want to laugh at you should it happen.


I'd implore you to laugh at me. Cos it would be a joke.
Probably just some leftover Tupperware from lunch.
Didn't see a single overtake in the GP3 race just now

EDIT: Sorry that's a lie. One guy outbraked himself into the Nouvelle Chicane, passed someone but cut the chicane so gave it back again. So 1 (bad) overtake :P
Monaco sucks.
I predict either Grosjean, or Alonso to take pole.
Quote from Töki (HUN) :Monaco sucks.

Wait for the moment when you'll have your own residence and yacht. You'll never speak like that ever again.
Räikkönen's absolutely ON it in FP3!

Awesome onboard footage.


EDIT : Maldonado.... :/ WTF

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